Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Free Speech and Freedom of Religion in Danger
"Frankly, we’re at war. That’s blunt, but it’s true. Two worldviews are locked in mortal combat right now in our politics, our popular culture and our courts and legal system.
The first worldview says that free speech and freedom of religion are the basis for the founding of this nation—the fundamental inspiration of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. This side believes, with James Madison, that 'conscience is the most sacred of all properties,' and that the first duty of every citizen and every public servant is to preserve and protect the freedoms that ensure our rights of conscience.
The other side contends that these freedoms are not essential, but negotiable—to be altered or diminished, depending on who is yielding power. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito alluded to this in his dissent in the recent high court decision to deny a hearing in the case of our ADF clients—the Stormans family of Olympia, Wash."
Read the entire article by Alan Sears here at Decision Magazine.
Recently named by Politico magazine as one of the top 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016,” Alan Sears, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) president, CEO and general counsel, has long held a front-row seat for the legal and political changes affecting Christians in America. Decision asked Sears to share his view of the potential impact of the coming election.